Thursday, April 19, 2012

Mother's Day Forever Handprint Bouquet

This week we are working to learn our first (and most difficult) poem that we will recite for the Moms at our very special Mother's Day Tea Party. It's a poem about giving Mom a "forever bouquet" so the students are creating a flower project that will last forever.

A few months ago, I saw an adorable hand-print bouquet on Pinterest from The Trendy Treehouse. I knew it would be a perfect supplement to our poem. (In the past we made coffee filter flowers for the Moms, but I like that the handprint art can be laminated, framed, and saved FOREVER.) Here's my take on the project. I mounted plain white copy paper onto yellow construction paper. I also swapped out the original idea of a painting bow around the stems and added a fun, multi-colored paper vase to give it just a little more "pop." I am so thrilled with how these turned out.

adorable handprint bouquet. Perfect for Mother's Day!
Adding a heart to each handprint is easy: 
dip your finger into yellow paint and make a small "v"

cute mother's day "Forever Bouquets"
These forever bouquets are SO beautiful!

Mothers Day Poem

Here is the very sweet poem my children will recite at the Tea Party for their moms. I've included the motions that accompany it in parenthesis. Hopefully they all make sense! Before reciting the poem, the children will walk into the room and place their artwork face down on the floor in front of them. During the very last line, children will bend over to quickly pick up their "forever bouquets" and hold them out toward their mothers.

Mothers Day Poem 
Dear Mom,
I will love you forever (children hug themselves)
and forever you will be
the most wonderful mother. (open arms like a rising sun)
You mean everything to me. (point to themselves with both thumbs)

I thought of buying you flowers (rub fingers together like you're holding money)
in the usual way, (hold arms out near shoulders - look bored)
but I knew you would prefer
a FOREVER bouquet.  (reach down to pick up flower artwork)

Plan the Perfect Mother's Day Tea Party

Make Mother's Day extra-special for your classroom moms. Throw them a tea party! My Mother's Day Tea Party Printable Pack includes every printable good you need for the celebration including invitations, RSVP cards, cupcake toppers, food ad beverage lanes, decorative banners and MORE! Read all about how to plan a super-special event in your classroom.
a classroom Mother's Day Tea Party… I love this idea!

You can purchase the Mother's Day Tea Party Printable Pack in my TpT store. 
All the printables you need to throw a classroom Mother's Day Tea Party!

What is your favorite gift to make in class for Mother's Day?


  1. Thanks for visiting my blog! Those flowers are adorable!!


  2. You're so welcome! More cute Mother's Day ideas will be posted later this month!


  3. I just found your blog and glad I did! You are doing a great job--wonderful ideas!

    meet me at the zoo...

  4. Thanks Barb! I just discovered your blog too!

  5. So colorful and pretty! I might do these next year for Grandparent's Day! Thanks so much for linking up!

    Lil' Country Kindergarten

  6. Great idea! Love the poem that matches! Thanks so much for linking up!


  7. I love your idea! I was planning something very similar but use white canvas from Wal Mart as the background. I have a very small class so it's not that expensive. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Just say this post love this idea. Used just wondering for the vase did you trace that on scrap book paper then cut it out?

  9. Just say this post love this idea. Used just wondering for the vase did you trace that on scrap book paper then cut it out?

  10. Love this! I am sharing/linking your post back to my blog!

  11. This came out beautiful! And what a sweet poem. I just wanted to let you know that I am linking to this post at Simply Creative Kids on 4/25 if you don't mind.


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